This weekend, the Mineral Point High School takes over the Mineral Point Opera House to present the classic musical “Annie.”
Starring as Annie is Elise Powers who, with her natural curls, was born to play this role. (Shown at left is Elise in the Annie wig and at right, is Elise at age 3.)
Elise is one of those Mineral Pointers who make this the Rockwellian place that it is. For example, look at her working at the Red Rooster.
Or, being the prom queen last year.
Or being on TV to cheer on the Pointer boys basketball team at the Kohl Center.
Come out this weekend and cheer on Elise — and the rest of the cast — of Annie.
Speaking of the rest of the cast, here’s the full list.
Annie Elise Powers
Oliver “Daddy Warbucks” David Kelm
Grace Farrell Madison Bowers
Daniel “Rooster” Hannigan Ethan Dickler
Lily Regis Danielle Blum
Franklin D. Roosevelt Justice Hendrick
Molly Winndie Darrow
Pepper Evelynn Hendrick
Duffy Kate Gordon
July Lizzy Moellers
Tessie Sierra Evans
Kate Samantha Schultz
Bert Healy Haakon Schriefer
Harold Ickes Caleb Kennedy
Louis Brandeis Fulton Flanary
Drake Josh Berg
Lt. Ward Jacob Moellers
Bundles Caleb Mitchell
Ensemble Katie Fitzsimmons, Brianna Wedig, Stephanie Wilson, Nettie Potter
Playing in the orchestra are: Erica Ruppert, Lucas Randall, Teri Elis, Dona Muller, Callan Backstrom, Mark Frank, Dan Gilbert, Matt Nevers, Larry Owens, Blake Chambers, Monica Kmak, and Jean VanMatre.
This production is the debut of Mineral Point School District music teacher Kevin Cooley.
As in years’ past, you can expect a professional look to the production with behind the scenes assistance from APT‘s Bill Duwell (set design and props), Lisa Duwell (make-up and costumes), Maura Trimble (lights), and Brayden Zywicky (sound).
Show times are Saturday April 18th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday April 19th at 2:00. Tickets are on sale at Berget Jewelers and will be available at the door. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for students.
– Contributed by Lisa Hay